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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does his grandma tell him the presence of God will do?
2. What does Kathleen try to convince him to do?
3. What is he unable to explain to his father about the stolen money?
4. To whom does he run?
5. How does this section begin?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does this time with Kathleen trigger?
2. How does this section begin?
3. What does he tell the nurse? What is her response? Why does he feel this way?
4. To whom does he run in this memory? What does this person do?
5. What happens, moments after the protagonist and Kathleen meet?
6. What is the protagonist's memory about his grandmother?
7. What does the protagonist criticize in the first section of the novel?
8. How does the protagonist react to the stranger's honesty?
9. Why does the protagonist begin to tell the stranger his story?
10. What happens once the protagonist is admitted into the hospital?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When lying on the ground, the protagonist is reminded of a poem by Dylan Thomas that says, "rage, rage, against the dying of the light."
Part 1) Why might he think of this poem?
Part 2) How does this contrast with his actions and feelings?
Part 3) How does this poem reflect the beliefs of others in the play?
Essay Topic 2
The main character stays and listens to Sarah's story.
Part 1) How is this similar to Kathleen staying in a relationship with the main character?
Part 2) How does her story reveal more details of life in a concentration camp?
Part 3) Compare and contrast Sarah and the main character.
Essay Topic 3
Kathleen tells the doctor that she loves the protagonist, and the doctor replies that sometimes love is stronger than prayer.
Part 1) What does this foreshadow?
Part 2) Do you agree with the doctor? Why or why not?
Part 3) How is this love destructive? Why is it destructive?
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